About Us

“venue hopping, paint slapping, wine wielding, (sometimes singing) good time! Basically… we do painting classes break down style at cool local venues…and make it FUN!

DSCN0807Local artist, Amanda Usrey, began “Studio by the Sea” upon moving to Miramar Beach, Florida, in December of 2011. Amanda attended Birmingham- Southern College in Birmingham, AL, where she earned a BFA in Painting, and then completed her Master of Science in Art Therapy at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, WI.


“Nikki”, Yorkshire Terrier, is the current Studio Manager and specializes in hands off supervision.nikki



Amanda’s love of art +  desire to connect with her community in a fun way + have fun (did we mention fun?)  =  “Studio by the Sea” was born!

  We hope to “sea” you soon!


Amanda + Nikki

Studio by the Sea